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#2536117 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by T.Low on 12 September 2014 - 09:01 PM

Holland's tournament, Holland's rules, eh.

#2535916 Ericsson and Alfredsson not 100%

Posted by kliq on 11 September 2014 - 02:48 AM

Why doesn't Alfie do what Sundin did a few years back on the Canucks. Let your body rest for a few more months, spend the next 4 months getting healthy and spending time with your family, then in January if you are feeling 100% sign a 1 year deal. by that time, i'm sure someone on our team will have an injury and be on LTIR which will give us a much better picture of what we can sign him to.


I would much rather do that and sign him at 100%, then sign him now only to have him day-to-day a few weeks into the season because he is not fully healed. Its a win-win, we have no cap issues moving forward, we easily sign DD, Jurco starts off in the NHL, and Alfie can rest up. Better for us as well come playoff time, Alfie will have enough time to shake off the rust, but wont have to play 82 games which is better for his body.


Worst case scenario, come January he still feels hurt, its probably better we didn't sign him anyways, At that point, he can retire a Senator.


The only thin im not sure of, is can you do that in the new CBA? As far as I know he doesnt have to pass through waivers since he's not coming from the KHL (ie. Nabokov). I'm not 100% sure of the rules with the new CBA.

#2526978 Ehrhoff or Niskanen

Posted by kipwinger on 29 June 2014 - 03:36 PM

I think you should make this a four or five way poll and add in Dan Boyle, Tom Gilbert, Stephane Robidas, etc.  That might be more illuminating.  As it is, I had to pick between two guys who are better than every other defenseman on our team aside from Kronwall. 

#2424553 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 01 July 2013 - 08:29 PM

Wow, Rick Dipietro to be bought out by the Islanders. Didn't see that one coming.

...said no one ever.

#2417726 New Dallas Stars uniforms

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 04 June 2013 - 11:16 PM

They should have gone back to these, IMO.



#2359492 Mursak on waivers

Posted by DSM on 22 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

The exact same thing happened when Holland had to waive Quincey to keep Meech.  People wept tears of blood and whipped themselves in the street.  For the next two seasons we all heard how Holland made a huge mistake and he had to get Q back.  When Kenny brings back the Q we all see how much worse he is than Ericsson and we're glad big-E stuck with the team.


I wouldn't be surprised if they called Ferraro up or maybe Riley.  I have a feeling Sheahan will have to wait on account of his bad choices off the ice.  The only reason I think they'd aim for one of those guys over Nyquist is how crappy the PK has been.


Ferraro would give the team the speed and grit on the PK that we're missing with Helm gone.  Doesn't hurt that Ferraro is scoring shorties in the AHL and has almost the same top speed as Helm but with a decent set of hands. 



#2359438 Mursak on waivers

Posted by Jedi on 22 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

Doesn't look like he's being waved to make room for Franzen.  Franzen says he's ruling himself out for the weekend games.  Aiming for a return on Wednesday, per Ansar KHAAAAAAN!!!

#2353021 General thoughts: this team, its future, the league...

Posted by Jesusberg on 08 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

Who are these guys?


I'd like to look them up.


Not that I was the one asked, but they're Xavier Ouellet and Ryan Sproul. I'm a HUGE fan of Sproul.

#2331489 Sacrifice the full season to guarantee Bettman's removal?

Posted by Dabura on 13 October 2012 - 10:17 AM

The owners will opt for a lockout the next time they get the chance, regardless of who's Commissioner.

Just saying.

#2323488 Ryan trade is a must!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 01 August 2012 - 10:53 PM

Thread topic searches are a must!

#2322538 Doan staying in PHX 4 yrs $21.2 mill

Posted by Guest on 27 July 2012 - 04:43 PM

Well, if Doan is out...now what? We already know (even though it will be for the better of the team) that Holland WILL NOT acquire Bobby Ryan...he has to re-sign Abby and figure out who he is losing up front. Quincey was our big acquisition and even thought the off season started out nice with some role players, Holland has failed on all accounts to keep this team a legit contender...he refuses to outbid anyone or make the sacrifice's needed to better his team (Yandle.) The new Wings logo is "Wiz was right..."

I know these guys are getting overpaid, but sometimes you just have to do just that to win...

$30m/4y for a player of Doan's caliber and age would be unforgivably stupid, regardless of the circumstances. I realize you want your toys now, but the future must be considered as well.

It should be noted yet again that Yandle would cost an arm and a leg. There is absolutely no assurance that he could be had for any reasonable price. As such, a trade for him could very well do more harm than good. It should also be noted that Yandle is no replacement for Lidstrom. He is excellent offensively but mediocre defensively. Coyotes fans will admit as much.

So a lazy,skinny boy Semin has guts to sign another 1y contract and yet big power forward Doan insists on 4y/7.5mil per at the age of 36 :lol:

what a circus...

Guts had nothing to do with Semin's decision. I get the feeling that he simply wasn't offered a multi-year deal at any substantial price by anyone. Rutherford openly said that he wouldn't have risked bringing in Semin on a long-term contract.

I'm glad we're not getting Doan. Great player but only helps the team for a few years.

He's also a power forward, and those do not age well.

#2322511 Doan staying in PHX 4 yrs $21.2 mill

Posted by vladdy16 on 27 July 2012 - 02:41 PM

I feel so sorry for those of you who have only known the Wings of the last 20 years, but I'm going to try and talk you all off the ledge. Recent history has spoiled this fanbase beyond belief. no doubt, but just because we've hit a bump in the road doesn't mean we should just blow up JLA and ship our current roster off to the remaining 29 teams. We will be able to sign desirable free agents, we will do well in the draft, we just won't have the usual cakewalk to the playoffs. Now, sit down for this one: we may not even make the playoffs. You can either jump ship or take a Valium and wait for the season to begin and enjoy what you have taken for granted for so long.

#2322495 Doan staying in PHX 4 yrs $21.2 mill

Posted by MacK_Attack on 27 July 2012 - 01:21 PM

$7.5 million for Doan is outrageous, and there's probably a GM out there who will give it to him.

#2322300 Semin signs one year, $7m deal with Carolina

Posted by Guest on 26 July 2012 - 07:40 PM

You're not even talking about the deal, you're seriously arguing my using the phrase reclamation project? Holy hell what won't you argue about?

That's exactly what I was arguing: your idea that he could be a reclamation project the likes of Holland's others, such as Cleary, Samuelsson and the sort; the likes of those players are Holland's typical reclamation projects, not high-skill players who need to be reclaimed from subpar effort and poor attitude. Semin is not a player who is struggling to maintain a career in the NHL. He is a player who is trying to secure himself a fat contract.

When you consider his talent level and the stink he's got on him right now, Semin absolutely could've been a reclamation project in that Holland could've gotten him for not much. Overpayment in salary sure, but on a one year deal and they have the cap room. They wouldn't have give up a ton of players or lock him up for a decade. And it has the potential upside of him turning it around in Detroit and becoming part of the team going forward for years to come.

A $7m deal would have instantly made him the highest-paid player on the team. That's no reclamation project, and handing that sort of salary to a guy who has such a poor reputation and so much to prove would have been an insult to others on the team, not to mention that poison in the locker room is always a terrible thing. And Semin's potential to be a cancer in the locker room is almost certainly why Holland avoided the guy; Holland does not sign players who are risky in that area.

Giving Cleary a small contract after a tryout is very different from giving a fat paycheck to a guy who has a well-known history of laziness and petulance. One is no-risk. The other is not.

#2322236 Semin signs one year, $7m deal with Carolina

Posted by Carman on 26 July 2012 - 04:36 PM

Someone tell Kenny that no one on this team has scored 30 goals in 3 years......

adding 7 million dollar 21goal scorer sure would help :innocent: